Who becomes Denver Broncos Tight End 1?
When the Denver Broncos traded for quarterback Russell Wilson, they also lost some key players, like tight end Noah Fant. The 24-year-old was used to help push the trade to get Denver the quarterback of their dreams but also created a sizable hole in the tight end department.
Fant was on the brink of stardom and was the perfect modern-day catch first, block later tight end for the Broncos.
The preseason schedule offers games against the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, and Buffalo Bills, who all have solid pass coverage that could come to be a good test to see which tight end emerges.
Right now three-year vet Albert Okwuegbunam is set to be the guy to hopefully move the chains on first down, but no job is safe, especially one freshly open for competition.
Eric Tomlinson, who’s bounced around the NFL since going undrafted back in 2015, is in the mix as well as this year’s third-round pick Greg Dulcich.
The preseason games can show that Okwuegbunam is ready to line up as the starting tight end or give Hackett and company enough confidence in their rookie Dulcich.
Tomlinson should be in the mix for a few weeks, but the competition should come down to Okwuegbunam and Dulcich as the front runners for who number three throws to this season.